Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

WASHINGTON: Mohammad Javad Zarif, with a senior official saying that Washington would not consider him a primary point of contact if it were to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ridiculed the United States for its “childish” sanctions on the country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif following ...

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United States to extend Iran nuclear waivers for 90 days

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Wednesday that the United States will extend its key sanctions waivers for five Iranian nuclear programs for a total of 90 days. “I think the idea here is we are watching those nuclear activities very, very closely,” Bolton said in an interview ...

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Iranian President seeks closer UK ties with Boris Johnson

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain’s new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries’ diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson’s leadership. In the letter published Sunday on Rouhani’s website, the Iranian president congratulated Johnson on becoming prime minister Wednesday. Rouhani said he ...

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Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

Britain ordered its navy to escort UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the flashpoint entrance to the Gulf. “The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be ...

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Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies and sentenced to death

DUBAI: Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death. The arrests took place over the past months, and those taken into custody ...

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Theresa May to hold emergency meeting on seized oil tanker

LONDON: Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain’s emergency committee on Monday to discuss Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker, AFP reported, citing May’s office. “As well as receiving the latest updates from ministers and officials, the… meeting will discuss the maintenance of the ...

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Iran seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking “international maritime rules” as tensions mount in the highly sensitive waterway. Britain, however, said Iran had seized two ships in the Gulf, with British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warning of ...

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Concerned about US-Iran confrontation near Russian border: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran, particularly as it is taking place near Russian borders and could destabilize the region surrounding Iran. “This worries us very much because it is happening near our borders. ...

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Iran FM at UN accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

UNITED NATIONS: Iran´s foreign minister renewed accusations that the United States was waging “economic terrorism,” on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements. After months of soaring tensions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came to New York for a UN session on sustainable ...

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UK to send third warship to Gulf

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LONDON: Britain will send a third Royal Navy warship to the Gulf, the defence ministry announced Tuesday, while insisting that it did not “reflect an escalation” of tensions with Iran in the region. Britain has already sent the HMS Duncan, an air defence destroyer, to cover for frigate HMS Montrose ...

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